Burton striker Justin Richards's brace on his debut was not enough as Torquay fought back from 2-0 down.

Richards, who recently signed from Port Vale, had a number of opportunities in the first half before finishing calmly just before the interval.

He doubled his tally four minutes later with a header from cross by Tom Parkes - who saw red for a second booking.

But Rene Howe pulled one back following good work from Lee Mansell, who then equalised from close range late on.

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Burton Albion boss Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:

"I'm a bit disappointed having been 2-0 up, but would I have taken a draw before the game? Probably yes, but it does leave a bit of a bitter taste in your mouth.

"But there are lots of positives to take out of it. We've brought a lot of new players into the squad. I thought we created a lot of chances; we created numerous better chances than they did and overall, if we'd put them away, we could have been done and dusted, but it wasn't that way.

"I think we gave them a bit too much respect and if you give good players time and space on the ball, they're going to punish you, but we've learnt our lesson from it and there's plenty of positives to take out of it."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 05 Robertson
  • 06 Saah
  • 18 Oastler
  • 07 Mansell Booked
  • 10 O'Kane
  • 11 Morris (Macklin - 72' )
  • 19 Stevens
  • 08 Kee (Atieno - 68' )
  • 09 Howe

Substitutes

  • 04 Ellis
  • 16 McPhee
  • 22 Lathrope
  • 14 Macklin
  • 23 Atieno

Burton Albion

  • 23 Atkins
  • 03 Webster
  • 04 Stanton Booked
  • 08 Corbett Booked
  • 16 Parks Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 06 McGrath
  • 11 Palmer (Phillips - 68' )
  • 13 Taylor
  • 26 Bolder
  • 09 Richards (Austin - 84' )
  • 10 Zola (Pearson - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Poole
  • 05 James
  • 15 Austin
  • 17 Phillips
  • 18 Pearson
Ref: Danny McDermid
Att: 3,142

Match Stats

Shots

9 15

On target

4 10

Corners

7 6

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:45 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:51

Cleveland Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

90:00 +1:45

Eunan O'Kane is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ross Atkins takes the indirect free kick.

88:38

Shot on goal comes in from Kevin Nicholson from the free kick, save by Ross Atkins.

88:38 Booking

Booking Andrew Corbett goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

88:14

Rene Howe fouled by Andrew Corbett, the ref awards a free kick.

87:36

Chris Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Pearson. John McGrath takes the free kick.

87:04

Lloyd Macklin challenges John McGrath unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Atkins takes the direct free kick.

86:32

Kevin Nicholson takes the inswinging corner, Aaron Webster manages to make a clearance.

86:23

Lloyd Macklin sends in a cross, blocked by Ryan Austin.

84:41

Eunan O'Kane takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Ross Atkins.

84:22

Unfair challenge on Brian Saah by Greg Pearson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Robertson.

83:52 Substitution

Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Ryan Austin coming on for Justin Richards.

82:22

Shot comes in from Lee Mansell from the free kick, blocked by Adam Bolder.

82:22 Dismissal

Dismissal Tom Parkes is sent off.

81:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Tom Parkes.

81:05

Justin Richards takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

80:02

Eunan O'Kane provided the assist for the goal.

80:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Mansell - Torquay 2 - 2 Burton Lee Mansell fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-2 Burton Albion.

76:35 Substitution

Substitution Greg Pearson comes on in place of Calvin Zola.

74:42

Corner taken by Cleveland Taylor.

73:08

Unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by John McGrath results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Oastler.

72:38

Justin Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Oastler.

71:48 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Macklin comes on in place of Ian Morris.

69:05

Shot comes in from Justin Richards from the free kick.

69:05 Booking

Booking Lee Mansell goes into the referee's book.

68:50

Lee Mansell challenges Jimmy Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68:00 Substitution

Substitution Taiwo Atieno on for Billy Kee.

67:29 Substitution

Substitution Jimmy Phillips replaces Chris Palmer.

67:06

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.

65:02

Billy Kee produces a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by Ian Morris misses to the left of the target.

63:58

Eunan O'Kane delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

63:58 Booking

Booking Booking for Tom Parkes.

63:09

Tom Parkes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee.

62:01

Effort from the edge of the box by Billy Kee goes wide of the left-hand upright.

61:12

The referee blows for offside against Justin Richards. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

60:27

Shot from just outside the area by Eunan O'Kane misses to the right of the target.

58:20

The assist for the goal came from Lee Mansell.

58:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Rene Howe - Torquay 1 - 2 Burton Goal scored by Rene Howe from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 1-2 Burton Albion.

57:11

A cross is delivered by Andrew Corbett, clearance by Joe Oastler.

54:07

Kevin Nicholson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

52:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Justin Richards - Torquay 0 - 2 Burton Justin Richards scores a headed goal from close range. Torquay 0-2 Burton Albion.

52:49

Tom Parkes sends in a cross,

48:49

The assist for the goal came from Andrew Corbett.

48:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Justin Richards - Torquay 0 - 1 Burton Justin Richards finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 0-1 Burton Albion.

47:05

The ball is sent over by Eunan O'Kane.

46:45

Adam Bolder takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in.

46:19

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +17:34 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:52

Unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Brian Saah results in a free kick. John McGrath takes the free kick.

44:59

Chris Palmer takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Eunan O'Kane.

44:36

A cross is delivered by Calvin Zola, Chris Palmer has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

43:51

The ball is delivered by Aaron Webster.

42:59

John McGrath produces a cross, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

41:41

John McGrath concedes a free kick for a foul on Rene Howe. Eunan O'Kane takes the free kick.

39:11

The official flags Danny Stevens offside. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

38:10

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, Rene Howe makes a clearance.

37:47

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

37:20

Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Chris Robertson.

36:15

Effort on goal by Ian Morris from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

35:54

Brian Saah fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

35:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rene Howe on Andrew Corbett. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

34:20

Justin Richards takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

33:28

Justin Richards takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

31:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McGrath by Danny Stevens. Aaron Webster takes the direct free kick.

31:34

Justin Richards takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

30:15

The ball is crossed by Chris Palmer, save by Robert Olejnik.

28:41

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.

25:37

Justin Richards has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

24:43

Centre by Chris Palmer, Brian Saah gets a block in.

24:14

The ball is swung over by Rene Howe, Chris Palmer manages to make a clearance.

23:11

Unfair challenge on Danny Stevens by John McGrath results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Oastler.

22:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Robertson. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

20:42

Foul by Nathan Stanton on Rene Howe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

20:42 Booking

Booking Booking for Nathan Stanton.

19:14

Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line.

18:25

The ball is sent over by Ian Morris.

17:36

Centre by Rene Howe, blocked by Andrew Corbett.

16:59

Unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Brian Saah results in a free kick. Aaron Webster takes the free kick.

13:47

Cleveland Taylor delivers the ball, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

13:10

Billy Kee is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Stanton.

9:58

A cross is delivered by Chris Palmer, Brian Saah gets a block in. Chris Palmer takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Rene Howe.

8:24

Ian Morris concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Corbett. Direct free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

8:14

A cross is delivered by Joe Oastler.

7:33

Eunan O'Kane takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance.

7:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Calvin Zola.

6:15

Chris Palmer has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

5:25

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Tom Parkes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

4:06

Rene Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Parkes. Direct free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

2:53

Joe Oastler takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Olejnik. Kevin Nicholson takes the inswinging corner, Aaron Webster manages to make a clearance.

2:27

Calvin Zola produces a cross, clearance made by Ian Morris.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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